Recently there have been a lot of complaints about PVP in SWTOR and not all of them are just from hardcore PvPers who don’t like the way things are set up in SWTOR. In fact, there are many bugs and legitimate complaints that lead a gamer to ask, “Is PvP in SWTOR broken?”
MMO Crunch has a piece that asks “Where’s the PvP?” and brings up a pretty good question about the lacking world PvP in SWTOR. I have to agree with the author since I play on a PvP server and have yet to run into a PvP encounter in the open world once so far and I’ve been playing since pre-launch.
MMO Crunch says:
Again, good points. Even if you enjoy PvP just for the sake of killing other players, there should always be some type of reward, even if it is nothing more than a kill counter for the player. What’s the point if there is no way to track it, benefit from it or brag about it?
But that’s not the only problem with PvP in SWTOR. There are also loads of bugs and open room for exploitation- something that been talked about a lot the past week or so. One example of such exploitation that caused a stir recently is base trading. I’ve seen it happen in other games as well.
Basically, in certain PvP zones (like Ilum), there is more benefit to capping the bases and taking the zone rather than actual PvPing. So some gamers decide to take advantage of the situation to get more credits and benefit by using alts to trade the bases back and forth.